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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

On Center: Shadowland On Center: Shadowland
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Life for a teenager is often awkward. In Shadowland, Pilobolus Dance Theater's newest production, it’s also surreal. Shadowland, coming to Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium Oct. 18, incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create a performance that merges projected [Read More]
On Center: Shadowland On Center: Shadowland
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Life for a teenager is often awkward. In Shadowland, Pilobolus Dance Theater’s newest production, it’s also surreal. Created by Pilobolus dancers and directors in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, Shadowland is an imaginative [Read More]
On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State 2016-17 season begins with a set of café doors swinging open on an exhilarating evening in the mythical Wild West. Cirque Éloize (Cirkopolis, iD, Rain) rustles up a mix of theater, music, acrobatics, and emotion in its new production, Saloon. [Read More]
On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State 2016-17 season begins with a set of café doors swinging open on an exhilarating evening in the mythical Wild West. Cirque Éloize (Cirkopolis, iD, Rain) rustles up a mix of theater, music, acrobatics, and emotion in its new production, [Read More]
On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: The Circle [Read More]
On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres, 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and music lovers. She performs April 18 at [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres (jazz, classical, and rock), 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and [Read More]
On Center: Arctic Rhythms On Center: Arctic Rhythms
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
In Arctic Rhythms, which comes to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State March 23, Paul D. Miller - AKA master turntablist DJ Spooky - harnesses his eclectic artistry for an unparalleled portrayal of the polar regions. [Read More]
On Center: Arctic Rhythms On Center: Arctic Rhythms
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Revered in the hip-hop world as a master turntablist, Paul D. Miller — better known by his stage name DJ Spooky — is a sonic artist who hears music in everything from visual forms and economic theory to the great outdoors. In Arctic Rhythms, which comes to the Center for the Performing [Read More]
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